Golden Nugget Atlantic City
What We Love
- More than 80,000 square feet of gaming, including slots, blackjack, craps and roulette
- Private poolside cabanas and live dockside entertainment during the summer months
- Amenities galore, including a 12,000-square-foot spa with 11 treatment rooms, fashion boutiques, marina access, a gym, Starbucks, two entertainment venues and more
What To Know
- Formerly the Trump Marina, the hotel completed a $150 million renovation and rebranding in 2013
- It’s a five- to 10-minute shuttle ride to the boardwalk
- Nonsmoking floors are available and you can access guestrooms without walking through the casino
- Creature comforts for the modern traveler: 42-inch TVs, iPod docking stations, mini-fridges and free WiFi
- A $10 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Transformed from the Trump Marina to the Golden Nugget during a $150 million revamp in 2013, this party-loving gaming hotel is a self-contained enclave for slots, spa, shopping, shows and more. All 728 guestrooms were given a face-lift during the renovation and now show off modern style in poker chip–red, white and black, with clashing patterns from carpet to curtain and all the mod cons, including 42-inch TVs, iPod docking stations, mini-fridges and free WiFi. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the Frank Farley Marina, the hotel grounds and the skyline. The main gaming floor houses 1,500 slot machines, a range of table games such as blackjack and roulette, and a dedicated (and televised) poker room. On the dining front, the Golden Nugget offers everything from steak at Vic & Anthony’s to fish dishes and water views at the 30th-floor Chart House, plus an all-you-can-eat buffet that’s open until 8 p.m. For a dose of pampering, the 12,000-square-foot spa has 11 treatment rooms, as well as a full salon and a sauna, and there’s retail indulgence in the hotel’s nine fashion boutiques.
In the Area
Take the five- to 10-minute jitney over to the main boardwalk for some requisite AC sightseeing. The world famous boardwalk is lined with restaurants, bars, amusement piers and shops specializing in everything from high-end jewelry to the iconic saltwater taffy. For serious shoppers, Tanger Outlets is the spot to score bargains on big-name brands, while Pier Shops at Caesars is home to the luxury brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Book a splurge-worthy dinner at the Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill or Wolfgang Puck American Grille, or stay on-site and try the Golden Nugget’s Euro-style Michael Patrick’s Brasserie.
How to Get There
We arrived at hotel right at check in time 4pm after driving 3 hrs from NYC. There is a line for "elite" club members and a line for everyone else with only 2 clerks working the regular line at busy hour. Waited almost 30 min to get to counter. Took about 15 min to go through the check in process and our room was not ready. Said we will get a phone call when it is. So at 4pm we went to deck restaurant to hang out. It was very crowded but we had a couples of drinks. At 6:30 still no call. Went to desk and room not ready. Walkes around again til 8pm and finally had enough. Went to front desk and there were multiple other fuming guests waiting for rooms. One group of 4 had come back to complain and check right out because the room they were just given after waiting so long smelled like sewage. After a 10 min call to manager our room was suddenly ready. Room was OK. Could use some refreshing in bathroom. Looks like updated a few years ago but grout getting dirty and cracked. Glass doAC in room does not cool door hinges getting rusty. Its also hard ti reach the faucet handle from outside the tub to turn on water because the glass door is too wide - it's not sliding door but swings out away from tub. Toiletries in room are terrible and very small. The bathroom door is horrible. It has no lock and it swings closed when you let go slamming shut.
The casino stinks like cigarettes smoke EVERYWHERE. Our first day on Sunday we never saw any cocktail waitresses in casino. We were there gamblimg for 2-3 hours and never got 1 drink. On Monday we went to pool about 10:30 which was OK. We got some lounge chairs and by 11 the sun was covering almost entire pool deck so we paid $20 for an umbrella. Pool full of children. Drink service at pool was good. Waitress came over multiple times. We ate lunch at pool too which was good. Left about 3pm and gave our umbrella to group of ladies. We took the jitney bus out front to boardwalk which was easy. Came back about 9:30 hoping to get gelato at the chocolate shop but it was already closed as was the burger bar next door. Closed at 9:30pm. No other place to get ice cream. Very disappointing. Especially since they were supposedly sold out why are they closing restaurants early?
Again, on casino floor we never saw a waitress on Monday night.
Tuesday morning we checked out and front desk had only 1 clerk and then took 10 min to get a manager to process our e-gift card. Walking through casino on way out to cash in some winning vouchers we saw at least 3 waitresses walking around. At 10 am on tuesday you could get plenty of drinks i guess. In 2 days there we paid for every drink. Also, the club cards come up "invalid" in half the machines and the Golden Nugget app to check your points didnt work for 2 days. Always says "servers down for maintenance".
I would not stay at Golden Nugget again. Went to Caesars casino for 1 hour and their slots have display so you can order drinks from your seat. Waitress came over within 10 min. Also, security came to check my 25 year old niece ID at least 4 times at Caesar's. Security at GN was lax. There were non guests at pool area who got in because no security at one entrance and another guest asked about security at elevators and was told that at "slower times" there are less security staff.
My husband and I have gambled at the GN for many years. We have even visited the Biloxi property during a stay in New Orleans. The disappointed occurred when I tried to book a room for the Johnny Mathis concert and was told that no consideration was extended for card holders unless we were in the “high roller” category. We were quoted a rate of $400.00 after purchasing the concert tickets. The Hard Rock was much more gracious in their offering, $259.00. Looks like they will be getting 2 more customers along with many of the dealers. It was a good run Golden Nugget.
Arrived 8/8 around 4PM, prime check in time. Long walk from parking to front desk. About 30 people in regular check in line and 1-2 in Elite. Only one clerk for each line. After 30 minutes our clerk left our line to handle an Elite and never came back. So there was our line getting longer with nobody to check us in. Finally some in our line left to find some help in a casino and a third clerk arrived. Over an hour to check in after a nearly 3 hour car ride plus the long walk from parking is unacceptable. I complained to manager who noted staff shortage. I have stayed at dozens of different hotels in many countries. Hotel 101 says get the guests checked in ASAP.
The room was nice but they hit you with resort fees no matter what. So the initial low price gets jacked up. Casino area not as clean as others. It’s dark and tight with narrow aisles so you must maneuver around people. Bathrooms are bad. Some with broken sinks, etc. Your player card will say invalid 90% of the time. You need to bend it back and forth.
We did enjoy the entertainment at The Deck. Happy hour prices at Chart House are good but they restrict who gets in get by limiting seating to bar area. Enough said, there’s much better elsewhere.